Egyptian TV host Youssef Al-Husseini said in a December 4, 2022 show on Channel 1 (Egypt) that "something" has always "annoyed" him about the British. He said that the British people claim to support human rights and to behave in a fair and non-racist manner, but that this is just a façade. He also said that people from "occupied Northern Ireland" are not permitted to demand their independence from Britain on the streets of London.
Youssef Al-Husseini: "Something has always annoyed me about the British. It stems from their occupation of which we read in the history books. It is also a personal thing, because whenever I go to Britain, they treat me as if I were homeless. I don't know why. Anywhere I go... I enter a supermarket and they ask me for my passport. There is a big line behind me, a big line in front of me, but they still pick me out. I don't understand why. I look homeless...
"Anyone who tells you that [the British] treat people fairly is fooling you. Anyone who tells you that their society is not racist par excellence — by Allah, he is fooling you. Forget about the wonderful, dazzling façade of 'a person of Asian descent has become Prime Minister', or 'a Muslim woman has become a cabinet minister', or whatever...
"They know full well... Those British know best the Near East, the Middle East, and the Far East. They know us and our psychological makeup better than anyone else. They know exactly how to toy with us.
"Show me just one person from occupied Northern Ireland who can walk the streets of London and demand independence for Ireland. Show me just one such person. Not two, not three. Just one. Whatever any British government claims... By the way, in Britain, the Conservative Party is not different at all from the Labor Party. Don't think that the British Labor Party is a leftist party. That's a real joke. Forget all about this. Show me just one such person. Are you telling me that Britain is talking about human rights? What a disgrace!"